This Is Not A Drill: Starbucks Is Starting To Roll Out Oat Milk
Ray Bass is the associate movement and wellness editor at mindbodygreen and a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer. She holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Pennsylvania, with honors in nonfiction.
It's no secret that dairy-free milks have come in like a plant-based wrecking ball and are (as far as we know) here to stay. And now—bless this day—Starbucks is upping their ante. They've officially announced that they're adding oat milk to their menu, lengthening their already long list of plant-based milk alternatives.
According to their site, Starbucks lovers can now order oat milk at five Starbucks Reserve locations and three Princi stand-alone bakeries, which means if you live in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, or Chicago, it's your (very) lucky day.
The sad news is that the brand hasn't said whether they plan to roll it out everywhere, but we still count this as a win for the plant-based community and lactose-intolerants alike. Oat milk has a number of health benefits, including its high soluble fiber content, which is crucial for digestion, and high levels of essential minerals like phosphorus and magnesium. Oats are also praised for their blood-sugar-balancing, and even mood-boosting, powers.
The addition of oat milk means patrons now have four nondairy options—including coconut, almond, soy, and oat—and as more trendy milks continue to emerge (hemp milk, anyone?), we're confident Starbucks will catch on.
So if you have a dairy allergy or just can't imagine your morning without your go-to oat milk latte, rest assured that no matter where you are, oat milk probably isn't far behind.
Ready to learn how to fight inflammation and address autoimmune disease through the power of food? Join our 5-Day Inflammation Video Summit with mindbodygreen’s top doctors.